So we started with a family meal last Saturday evening - my Mum and Dad joined us, as did Ben, Amy and Penny.
Monday was actually his birthday and we celebrated in the evening with his favourite meal of 'party pork chops' (a family recipe) followed by a cake made by Penny of course!
On Wednesday Hugh and I set off for him to partake of his birthday present from me - a two day Steam Engineman Course at the West Somerset Railway in Minehead.
So, on to Hugh's course! The first day he spent on the theory side and got to visit the engine sheds, signal box etc. The second day was an early start at 7.30am to prepare the engine they would be using. There were 5 of them on the course and they spent the morning learning how to control the engine, shunting up and down the yard.